Every middle and high school had that kid.
They either did something one time and never seemed to shake the ensuing reputation and school-wide identity based on that one act, or they were simply known for repeated antics.
And unfortunately, teenagers can be wildly cruel. Anyone that strays from the norm is wide open for rumors, daily abuse, bullying, and total rejection from the others.
Sometimes, the offense in question is trivial, and as adults in hindsight we understand that the crowd was overreacting. But other times there are some truly concerning or bizarre behaviors committed by teens at school.
Redditors gathered to remember their school's most out-there kid.
Rabbit-Effective asked, "What did the 'weird kid' do to earn that reputation?"
Nate with the Crustaceans
"He brought a live lobster to a middle school dance and let it go on the dance floor during the dance."
"Wasn't even a question of 'who would have done this?' It was Nate, Nate did it..."
A Classic Case of Mistaken Identity
"He thought he was a robot."
"Often you'd find him in the halls alone talking to electronics about destroying the human race or having a conversation with a locker."
In His Defense, He was on Vacation
"Set his arm on fire on a school trip to France. Sprayed his arm with deodorant for about a whole minute before getting someone to light it."
"It wouldn't go out until he used the tap in the bathroom to douse it with water. He ended up with blisters and permanent scarring."
"So the school trip ends and we go back to school the week after. All of a sudden me and 4 other kids get pulled into a classroom, to be questioned by police and the head teacher.
"He basically told his mum that we did it to him? Obviously this did not stick, as we all had the same story."
"If I had facebook I would look him up, see how life is for him nowadays."
Cosplayin' in the Halls
"Dude would wear a storm trooper costume and taped an old flip-up phone to his arm and pretend to talk through it. This was in HS."
"He was particularly odd because he was like a born genius so he'd often get bored in class and get up to some weird sh**."
"He had a notoriety for shi**ing his pants at least once a day and was super casual about it."
"I remember I was behind him in the hall one day when I saw a massive turd plop out of his short legs. He looked back at it and just kept on strutting."
Down to Earth Personality
"Collected earthworms when it rained (in the pouch of his hoodie...) and then laid them out in the schoolyard, spelling his own name. He cried when he saw that it had been scraped from the pavement the next day."
"By that time he was around thirteen."
"Predictably, people (we) started calling him 'worm-kid.' He got expelled around a year later, for throwing a fistful of earth at a teacher."
Curious From an Early Age
"When we were about 15, Harrison (we were all addressed by our surnames) decided one day to wrap his penis in adhesive tape during a biology lesson. I can't remember why, nor how he managed to remove it, but I was impressed."
"He also held the record for stabbing into the desk between each finger of his outstretched hand with a compass (a very sharp point) as fast as possible, despite hitting a finger at least once."
"He later became a distinguished surgeon."
"There was this guy, in class below me, who just ate everything."
"Once he went to the front of the classroom where the sink thingy is, took a big stack of paper towels back to his place and just started eating it mid-lesson."
"Another time he drank a Capri Sun in class and when he was finished he just ate the package with straw and everything."
"The weirdest thing was when he ate a toy car the teacher brought to show something. He just sat in front of the teachers desk took the car from it and swallowed it without saying anything."
"He would put on sunglasses and stare at girls' chests. It was obvious." -- archSkeptic
"Peep 'n creep" -- BigHairyStallion_69
"Even pulling off sunglasses in school without an ulterior motive is a bold move" -- CollectingAsylum
"Cut himself in class, waited for the blood to congeal a bit then ate it."
"Just writing that made me gag."
"Years later he got arrested for stabbing someone."
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